It’s no secret that in the last year, people from all over the globe have had to get used to staying indoors. If you’re currently cooped up inside with your significant other and want to change things up, you’re in luck! We’ve put together a little list of inexpensive date ideas that you can draw from even when you’re confined to the comfort of your own home.
Being at home doesn’t have to mean boring. And if the weather sucks or the timing doesn’t make sense, then this date idea might just be the one for you — an at-home picnic! The best part about this option is that you don’t have to worry about bugs, plus you can make all types of different foods that you normally wouldn’t be able to if you chose to have your picnic outside. Simply set up a blanket on the floor with some pillows and add the place settings, along with your food of choice. Then, you can always complete your picnic area with fairy lights or tea candles for some mood lighting.
Game Night — With a Twist
Let’s be real… in today’s world, board games have lost much of their popularity thanks to all the types of technology we have at our disposal. But, that doesn’t have to be the case in your household! If you’re struggling to come up with ideas for your next date, why not have a game night?! We’re sure you have at least a few board games lying around whether it be Monopoly or even Scrabble! To make things fun and interesting, you can challenge your partner — whoever has the most wins at the end of the night has to do the laundry for a week or clean the dishes for a month (you get the gist).
Plan Something Special
As we previously mentioned, we’ve all been cramped up in our homes for months at a time. With that being said, it’s easy to get a little stir crazy. Some of you may have even started daydreaming about your next vacation or travel destination. You probably haven’t thought about making a date night out of these daydreams, though. If you’re looking for some fresh ideas for your next date night, consider this — plan something special with your significant other, whether it be a day trip to go hiking or a vacation out of town; the possibilities are endless! Not only is this a great way to spend time together, but you’ll also have something to look forward to.
It can be easy to get caught up in your routine, and it’s especially hard to do anything for yourself or your home when you’re constantly running around. So, use the time that you have at home to do something productive — like a DIY project! Perhaps you and your partner want to make a planter filled with all your favorite flowers or maybe you’ve been dying to build a set of shelves. You could handpaint some mugs, or even order one of those paint-by-numbers canvases. No matter what DIY project you choose, it won’t matter as long as you’re spending time with your significant other!